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How you can watch NASA Wallops’ rocket launch to International Space Station

by DrewLUD

Space enthusiasts across the Mid-Atlantic can mark their calendars for the launch of the Antares rocket to the International Space Station Tuesday, Aug. 10,  at 5:56 p.m. from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The mission to low-Earth orbit is set to carry the Cygnus Spacecraft, and its 8,200 pounds of scientific and crew supplies, to the ISS as part of Northrop Grumman’s 16th Commercial Resupply Mission.

Areas of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania will all have some vantage point of the Antares rocket as it heads to the space station.

Live coverage of the launch will begin at 5:30 p.m. EDT on NASA TV. The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the East Coast of the United States.

Viewing locations on Chincoteague Island include Robert Reed Park on Main Street or Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague islands.

The Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Atlantic beaches also provide good viewing locations. The beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore/Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will not be open during the launch.

Live coverage of the launch from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Launch updates will be available via the Wallops Facebook and Twitter sites.

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